Gradford v. Mejia et al

Filing 4

ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion to Proceed IFP signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 4/18/2017. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Motion) (Sant Agata, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 1:17-cv-00528-SAB (PC) WILLIAM J. GRADFORD, ORDER GRANTING APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS (ECF No. 2) Plaintiff, v. MEJIA, et al., and Defendant. ORDER DIRECTING PAYMENT OF INMATE FILING FEE BY STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT 16 17 18 19 Plaintiff William J. Gradford, proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 20 U.S.C. ' 1983, commenced this suit on April 14, 2017. Plaintiff has filed a request for leave to 21 proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915. (ECF No. 2.) 22 Plaintiff has made the showing required by ' 1915(a) and accordingly, the request to 23 proceed in forma pauperis will be granted. Plaintiff is obligated to pay the statutory filing fee of 24 $350.00 for this action. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(1). Plaintiff is obligated to make monthly payments 25 in the amount of twenty percent of the preceding month’s income credited to plaintiff=s trust 26 account. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is required to send to the Clerk of the Court 27 payments from plaintiff=s account each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, until the 28 statutory filing fee is paid in full. 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2). 1 1 In accordance with the above and good cause appearing therefore, IT IS HEREBY 2 ORDERED that: 3 1. 4 2) is GRANTED; 5 2. Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis, filed April 14, 2017 (ECF No. The Stanislaus County Sheriff or his designee shall collect payments from 6 plaintiff=s prison trust account in an amount equal to twenty per cent (20%) of the 7 preceding month’s income credited to the prisoner’s trust account and shall forward those 8 payments to the Clerk of the Court each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00, in 9 accordance with 28 U.S.C. ' 1915(b)(2), until a total of $350.00 has been collected and 10 forwarded to the Clerk of the Court. The payments shall be clearly identified by the name 11 and number assigned to this action; 12 3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order and a copy of 13 plaintiff=s in forma pauperis application on the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, via the 14 court’s electronic case filing system (CM/ECF); and 15 16 4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to serve a copy of this order on the Financial Department, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. 17 18 19 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: April 18, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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